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90 credits or 1,460.0 clock hours – Monday, 9am to 5pm and Tuesday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm
Maximum Number of Students: 36 Credential Awarded: Associate of Occupational Studies Degree
This comprehensive program trains students to build a variety of traditionally constructed vessels both large and small. Construction techniques include both carvel and lapstrake (also called clinker) methods of planking. Larger projects might include fishing boats, tugs, cruising yachts, and motorboats. Smaller vessels might include rowing skiffs, motor launches, daysailers, and small working craft. Project selection is based on designs that maximize student learning. These include builds that allow students to see projects through to completion, from lofting to launching.
Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding Program Goals
Completion of the 12-month AOS degree program in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in the field of wooden boatbuilding. Graduates find entry-level employment in traditional boat shops, ship yards, educational institutions, and maritime museums. Those who enter the workforce may also find work in yacht manufacturing companies that have cabinet divisions and in related woodworking trades, such as furniture-making, architectural woodworking, and musical instrument making.
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